Will Goldston, (1878–1948), was one of England’s most popular conjurors and prolific authors of books on magic. Great Magicians’ Tricks by Will Goldston explores the lives and magic of both obscure performers and the most famous magicians of his era. Each chapter is divided into two parts. In the first part Will Goldston gives the reader firsthand impressions of and his experiences with Houdini, Chung Ling Soo, Nevil Maskelyne, Goldin and many other magicians he knew and was well acquainted with to create very unique and intimate portraits of them. Following that, Goldston explores their magic and reveals some of the secrets and pseudo-secrets which made them world-class entertainers.
A very fascinating looks at some of the magic and magicians of the golden age of magic.